Follow Me by Angela Clarke

I received a copy of this book courtesy of Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

‘LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE

The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Taunting the police. Enthralling the press. Capturing the public’s imagination.

But this is no virtual threat.

As the number of his followers rises, so does the body count.

Eight years ago two young girls did something unforgivable. Now ambitious police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer. But can they stay one step ahead of him? And can they escape their own past?

Time’s running out. Everyone is following the #Murderer. But what if he is following you?

ONLINE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM …’

Ooooh I liked this (and that has absolutely nothing to do with the title being one of my Obsession’s songs). Quirky, bang up-to-date, Follow Me features Social Media at its most disturbing.

Freddie, the main character, is a spiky, not entirely likeable but all the more interesting for it, wannabe journalist who has been waiting for her big break. After bumping into her old friend Nasreen, Freddie literally walks right into the middle of a story that could spell danger for everyone, finding her embroiled deeper than she wants to be.

Nasreen is not so happy to be reunited with her old friend, trying to keep a professional distance in her role as a police officer. She feels torn between old allegiances and her desire to further her career.

The characters in the story are believable – scarily so in the case of the online stereotypes. The violence is tempered with a dry humour throughout, and the pace kept me reading till late into the night.

Follow Me is an unsettling, riveting read that will have you perhaps being just that little more wary on the internet…

Follow Me will be published on 3rd December 2015.

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